Roland Berger
3.6 of 5 70 reviews
www.rolandberger.com Munich, Germany 1000 to 5000 Employees

Roland Berger Reviews

Updated Mar 19, 2014

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Burkhard Schwenker

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63% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Good culture, good pay and good atmosphere"
    in 7 reviews
  • "You are going to learn a lot for the first several years"
    in 3 reviews
Cons:
  • "Working hours, sometimes stuck with the same client/ in an industry because you have already become an expert after 1-2 projects"
    in 9 reviews
  • "Long hours: in a calm week you will work about 70 hours, plus the pain of travelling every week and so"
    in 6 reviews
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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Roland Berger

ProsIn roland berger you are always learning through project

Conshours are long, there are always emergency tasks

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Senior Consultant (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Roland Berger full-time for more than 3 years

Prosmany projects focused on the government

Consbad working time, Overtime always

Advice to Senior ManagementThey should pay more attention on the consultant's career development

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great globally, but US is a backwater within the firm.

Senior Consultant (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

I worked at Roland Berger full-time for more than a year

ProsAwesome international exposure and senior role access

ConsNo job security or clarity on advancement

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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disconnect between Munich HQ and North America

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Chicago, IL

I have been working at Roland Berger

Prossmall company atmosphere with connections to a much larger organization outside the US

Consno personal life outside of the office, unreasonable hours

Advice to Senior Managementwork policies and procedures need to be developed and enforced.

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Great company to work for

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Roland Berger for more than 10 years

ProsThe individual learning curve is great; smart colleagues to work with

ConsVery sales driven management; no soft skills required

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue the actual way!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good learning experience, sure path to burn out

Senior Consultant (Former Employee)
Bucharest (Romania)

I worked at Roland Berger full-time for more than 3 years

ProsSmart people, young people, focus on training and career development, good exposure to senior/ middle client mgmt, salary increases visibly at more senior levels, starts being more international/ decentralized from the German HQ, values independence (not very likely to be acquired by one of the big auditors), valued by top MBAs across the world

ConsWorking hours, sometimes stuck with the same client/ in an industry because you have already become an expert after 1-2 projects

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus more on rotations - geographical, functional, etc. to keep the ambitious consultants happy

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great time there

Intern (Former Employee)
Beijing, Beijing (China)

I worked at Roland Berger as an intern for less than a year

ProsGreat opportunities to be exposed to various industries

ConsYou've got to be comfortable with the high-pressure.

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Amazing opportunity and diversity

Junior Consultant (Current Employee)
Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

I have been working at Roland Berger full-time for less than a year

ProsTruly diversified work environment and supportive team;
China area CEO, Mr. Wuqi shows strong leadership and personal charisma;
Good reputation in Greater China Area;

ConsLack of international rotation opportunity;
Lack of systematic training program;
May not stand for a great chance as its peers(MBB, Booz, ATK) in application for prestigious MBA programs in the States.

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on the personal differentiation rather than rush on increasing the global footprints.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Consultant (Current Employee)
Moscow (Russia)

I have been working at Roland Berger full-time for more than a year

ProsGood people, culture, education, parties, fun

ConsLong hours, travelling, food, support, translation

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I was a business analyst (intern). awesome experience, if your smart and work hard, you get a lot of exposure

Business Analyst (Former Employee)

I worked at Roland Berger as an intern for less than a year

Prosa lot of exposure if you work hard, great people, interesting work

Conslong hours, and for interns not very good pay

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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